A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
Knoxville (WVLT) - You're not the only ones worried about traffic congestion on East Tennessee roadways.
The Us Secretary of Transportation was in Knoxville Friday afternoon, to see first hand how the state is using an innovative approach to speed construction on i-40.
It's all in an effort to bring congestion relief and safety improvements to you, while you and your family are driving around.
"We want to find ways to curb congestion that is complicating all of your lives everyday and to help you recapture a little of that freedom," says US Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters.
"Malfunction junction became famous all over the country unfortunately, but as Commissioner Nicely said, this is the biggest project right now in the entire state of Tennessee," adds Congressman Jimmy Duncan.
Secretary Peters and Congressman Jimmy Duncan toured the project and will update plans to reduce congestion all along Interstate 40.
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